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Greg Lawler
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March 19, 2011
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I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

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#saynotocheats
I think it is very unfair to blame the Italian Bridge Federation. They were the first (I think) to find F-N guilty and this was upheld under appeal. It was only after the CAS made the (in my opinion ridiculous) ruling which negated the EBL ban on F-N that the ...
#saynotocheats
Please remember that in the two main cases (German doctors and F-N), the authorities did ban the players but it was non bridge entities (German courts and CAS) that overruled the decisions. There is no reason to believe that the Italian federation would have accepted the last F-N appeal if ...
#saynotocheats
The Italian federation did find F-N guilty and this held up under at least one appeal. The most recent appeal which went In F-N's favor was strongly affected by the CAS decision. I know nothing about who is welcoming F-N back, but there were certainly a number of Italians ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I use "world class" similarly to the way that Ken is describing. When I discussed cheating cases, Lotan Fisher would have been considered a world class player.
Master Points for Foreign Players
Wouldn't it be more efficient if the ACBL just took the entry fees for the robot tournaments and increased the master point totals rather than requiring players to actually participate in these games?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I am sure you do not mean to use the word literally here.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
If the psyches were part of the system this explains it. In the terminology of my last comment, this makes the "a priori" probability of a psyche reasonably large.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
The probability that Koytchou has psyched on this hand (as opposed to, say, opening a shapely hand light on HCP or South shading his hand somewhat) given the bidding so far depends very strongly on the a priori probability that he would have psyched. Of course, partnership experience and "table ...
A question on the laws
I guess you are not required to agree to the concession.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
This may be just a coincidence, but the first US psyche I found in the link above (board 2, id 451) with Ogust - Koytchou looks like a well-fielded psyche.
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